until we were ready to leave Miami. Don't get me wrong, Miami is a nice place with fabulous cruising grounds; Biscayne Bay, The Keys and the Bahamas. Its just not the most user friendly place to keep a large sailboat. Hurricane season can be especially exciting. Therefore Lynne and I agreed that we would not buy a sailboat until shortly before we were to sail away. I would spend my time researching our "perfect boat" and had reduced the short list to;
Passport 40, Peterson 44, Whitby 42
Many hours were spent on yachtworld.com. A few visits to boats, "just looking" and the occasional boat delivery to keep me sane-ish. Then I found "Mariposa".
No one said that I could NOT buy a hull.